Team Member Job Category: Team

Sarah Parsley, EIT

Sarah has lived in Denver for the past 15 years. She received her first bachelor’s degree in statistics in 2002 and her second bachelor’s in civil engineering in 2014. She has worked in land development for the past three years and loves it.

Ben Thurston, AICP

Ben is a land use planner with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He relocated from Wisconsin to Colorado in 1999 with his family, but somehow his skiing experience is still limited to the iced hills of Wisconsin.

Melanie Nieske

Melanie recently relocated to Boulder from East Lansing, Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing, oil painting, and knitting.

Laura Wright

Originally from Laramie, WY, Laura moved to Colorado about eight years ago and enjoys all the outdoor activities that the state has to offer.

Wade Cato

Wade is a Baseline civil designer with more than a decade of experience in land development.

Sarah Foster, EIT

Sarah has been involved with many aspects of civil engineering, including stormwater design, road design and improvement, floodplain management, and infrastructure plans.

Jonah Howe

Jonah is studying civil engineering and just started his senior year a few weeks ago. He absolutely loves living in Golden and likes to spend his free time mountain biking, road biking, skiing, hiking, and really anything outdoors.

John McLain, PE

John McLain

John is Baseline’s founder and president. He was born in Oklahoma City; however he spent most of his upbringing dreaming of someday living in Colorado.

Matt Tyburski, CPA


Matt Tyburski, CPA


Matt serves as the chief operating and financial officer for Baseline. He joined the company in mid-2014 and is based out of the company headquarters in Golden.

Zachary Henrichs, PE

Zach Henrichs

Zach is a Colorado native. He was born and raised in Pueblo. He attended the University of Wyoming for his undergrad and graduate degrees.